October 2019

Visualizing and pain: Exercise


Pain is not only a physical, but also an emotional thing - and making use of visualizing can influence emotions. It is very hard to have pain for a long time. It can make you insecure, gloomy and afraid of what is to come.

21 October 2019 - 13:16

Paying attention to your body: Mindfulness


In the previous blog I indicated that (chronic) pain can be seen as a struggle taking place in your brain. The alarm system in your brain is always making pain. It is convinced that you need to be protected! The 'thinking' part of your brain doesn't understand it: Where does this pain come from?

16 October 2019 - 16:18

Less pain through treatment

Many pain therapists who treat long-term pain complaints will say that 'less pain' is not the aim of the treatment. Anyone who has pain for a long time simply wants 'less pain' in treatment. Who is right?
11 October 2019 - 06:35

How can Virtual Reality change pain?


Maybe you know virtual reality glasses. The often large glasses that you put on to suddenly be in a 'different digital world'. In recent years a lot of research has been done on how virtual reality can work in case of pain.

04 October 2019 - 09:19